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NRS Inflatable Kayak Thigh Straps

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NRS' adjustable thigh straps for inflatable kayaks give you the added control and security you need in whitewater.
  • A simple strap loop, that is plenty long enough to attach to the self bailers in case you don't have D-rings, along with bomb proof cam buckles make attaching thigh straps to your boat a piece of cake.
  • The one piece design ensures that pieces don't get lost and it's easy to use.
  • NRS heavy duty cam buckles, with their dual springs and 2000 lbs rating, give you easy reliable adjustability.
Features:
  • Attach to self-bailing holes in the floor if D-rings are not available
  • One-piece design
  • Heavy duty cam buckles

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4.7

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Rugged (6)
  • Cleans easily (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Rapids paddling (19)
  • Rivers (15)
  • Day trip (5)
  • Kayak camping (4)
  • Ocean swells (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (5), Casual/ recreational (5)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

These are the bes IK thigh straps

I had a set of these installed on my Aire Force Kayak and a set of the Aire Brand Thigh straps on my Aire Lynx 1 kayak. I found these to be far more...Read complete review

I had a set of these installed on my Aire Force Kayak and a set of the Aire Brand Thigh straps on my Aire Lynx 1 kayak. I found these to be far more functional than the aire brand as they are much, much easier to adjust on the fly. I was constantly struggling with the Aire brand so I replaced them with the NRS brand of thigh strap and would highly recommend these for all IK craft.

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Getting better not quite right

I have the origanl straps which NRS made with palstic buckles which I wanted to replace with the newer one that have metal. The bottom metal buckle protrudes beyond the paddling making it very...Read complete review

I have the origanl straps which NRS made with palstic buckles which I wanted to replace with the newer one that have metal. The bottom metal buckle protrudes beyond the paddling making it very uncomfortable. The padding needs to be lengthend to remedy this situation or add clear/blue buckle covers to soften thte rub. Maybe th enext generation will be better.

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5.0

I JUST BOUGHT MY SECOND SET!

By NM ROADKING

from Albuquerque, NM

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cleans Easily
  • Comfortable
  • Dries Easily
  • Easy to install
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Kayak Camping
    • Rapids Paddling
    • Rivers
    • White water!

    Comments about NRS Inflatable Kayak Thigh Straps:

    I use them in my NRS Outlaw inflatable kayak. They give me a sturdy base for paddling and help hold me in through big rapids. I ordered a second set so my passengers can use them too.

    Service and delivery comments:

    SPEEDY DE I VERY!

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    4.0

    Thigh Straps for Inflatable Kayak

    By kayakonnor

    from Boston, Mass

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Well made

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Inflatable Kayak Thigh Straps:

        Since I am using the thigh strap on an NRS inflatable and not an Aire, some adjusting is needed to make them fit exactly. Other than that, they seem to work fine.

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        5.0

        Great!

        By Matt

        from Spokane, WA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to install
        • Easy to use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Rapids Paddling
          • Rivers

          Comments about NRS Inflatable Kayak Thigh Straps:

          Really great addition to the NRS IK to provide much more control in the river.

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          4.0

          Necessary for IK Whitewater

          By Bay Bay

          from Grand Junction CO

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Rapids Paddling
            • Rivers

            Comments about NRS Inflatable Kayak Thigh Straps:

            Much easier to purchase than make own. Rugged tough and easy to install. A great purchase for a recent trip down Westwater Canyon.

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            5.0

            Could not Run Class 3 or higher without

            By Paddle Maker

            from NNW California

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quickeasy To Put Inout
            • Strong Well Designed

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Day Trips
              • Kayak Camping
              • Ocean Swells
              • Rapids Paddling
              • Rivers
              • Running Class 3
              • Running Class 3 Above

              Comments about NRS Inflatable Kayak Thigh Straps:

              I initially bought one from another company with larger padding. Decent product though to connect it to the boat required taking webbing out of plastic buckles etc... NRS straps have a simplier design that makes moving the tigh straps from one location to another quick and easy. The metal buckles are sure to out last the plastic ones also and the smaller padding is no less comfortable or strong. Actually I perfer them. Now have 3 in my 2 tandem Aire Lynx.

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              • NRS Inflatable Kayak Thigh Straps

                Q:

                Could I use these thigh straps in a canoe? I am trying to set up a Wenonah Recon, a solo whitewater playboat made of Royalex.
                Asked on 11/6/2013 by Baabiitoon from Minnesota

                7 answers

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, you should be able to make them work. Royalex has a PVC skin, so glue in our PVC D-ring patches - http://www.nrs.com/category/2987/rafting/pvc-pu-parts-materials - and secure them with a good contact adhesive like Clifton Urethane, Item # 38700.01, or G/flex Epoxy, Item # 50201.01.

                  Answered on 11/6/2013 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I don't have any experience in a whitewater canoe so don't understand how
                  the straps would be used. They don't come with D-rings, so material
                  compatibility won't be an issue. If you can figure out a secure way to
                  mount the straps, they should work fine.

                  Answered on 11/6/2013 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  It depends on what you have in the boat to secure them to. I attach the thigh straps through the self bailing holes. Your mileage may vary.
                  Sent from my iPhone

                  Answered on 11/6/2013 by AKThom from Eagle River, Alaska
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                  A:

                  The thigh straps attach to the floor of the kayak thru the self bailing
                  floor drain holes. They are very easy to attach and I think you could do it
                  provided you can attach to the bottom of the canoe. If you are sitting up
                  on a seat, they may not work for you.

                  Answered on 11/6/2013 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  Don't know for sure, but there's a lot of length to the webbing. Could work, if you have something to tie in to.

                  Answered on 11/6/2013 by Dan the Man from Coeur d'Alene, ID
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                  A:

                  The thigh straps could be used in a canoe, as long as there are some type of attachment points for the adjustable straps.

                  Answered on 11/6/2013 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  I don't think so...Thigh straps assume an inflatable kayak seated position
                  with raised knees...Better to use a canoe knee and hip pad outfitting
                  system...

                  Answered on 11/6/2013 by Anonymous
              • NRS Inflatable Kayak Thigh Straps

                Q:

                what size webbing is used and how long are the straps
                Asked on 9/27/2013 by Bird from st augustine, fl

                4 answers

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                  A:

                  The straps are 1 inch wide, and they are 32 inch +/- long.
                  Sent from Scott's iPhone

                  Answered on 9/28/2013 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I can't answer that question because my boats are stored already. But I can tell you that they adjust so that my 5'7" frame and my son's 6'2" frame can use the same thigh straps.
                  Good luck.
                   
                  Luke 18:27
                  www.AngelDoveArt.com

                  Answered on 9/28/2013 by Anonymous
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The webbing is 1" wide and there's 31" of adjustment on the straps. You can thread the webbing through the floor drain holes or install D-rings for attachment points. They really help give you control and stability in rapids.

                  Answered on 9/28/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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                  A:

                  The webbing is 1" and is long enough with approx. 5" x 14" thigh pads. This
                  is not exact since I didn't want to completely unpack my boat. I'm 6' and
                  I've put them on various Aire boats and they've always worked for anyone .
                  Just be sure you have multiple attaching point on the floor and some D-
                  rings on the pontoons near your seat position.

                  Answered on 9/29/2013 by Anonymous
              • NRS Inflatable Kayak Thigh Straps

                Q:

                I am new to the IK thing and have not used thigh straps on the rivers I have run to this point in a ducky. Do they have a quick release mechanism that is generally easy to use?
                Asked on 9/17/2013 by Bags from PHX

                16 answers

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                  A:

                  The quick release is that the don't wrap around any part of the leg you can't straighten and slip out of. Quick release snaps are not an issue.
                  Sent from my iPhone

                  Answered on 9/17/2013 by AKThom from Eagle River, Alaska
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  They are designed to anchor you in the boat by fitting across the inside of your knees. They really help give you better control in rough water. If you flip you'll peel right out of them.

                  Answered on 9/17/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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                  A:

                  No quick release. Straighten legs a bit and slip right out.
                  Eric Meyer
                  w***.****forwards to cell)
                  c***.****texts to email)

                  Answered on 9/17/2013 by Eric from SLC, UT
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                  A:

                  I'm not aware of any quick release mechanism for IK thigh straps. I've
                  never found it to be an issue when flipping in whitewater. Much easier, in
                  fact, than bailing out of a whitewater hardshell with a skirt. If you are
                  uncertain about this, then it would be good to practice your wet exit on
                  flatwater or in a pool.

                  Answered on 9/17/2013 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  You would want to test this in a pool or easy water, but when I flip if I straighten my legs I fall out of the straps pretty easily. No need to release them.

                  Answered on 9/17/2013 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  No they don't. You will automatically pop out of them when you flip. I have tested this MANY times. They are really useful in that they help provide more stability.

                  Answered on 9/17/2013 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  They have a 'cam buckle' release system similar to a tie down strap, so they are easy to adjust and set the tension on. There is not a mechanism to pull, should you become entangled in a rapid, but I never had a problem and have always seemed to pop out from under the ducky in the few times I have gone out. I bought them prior to a Rogue river trip a few seasons ago, and the straps helped keep me in on a lot more rapids than I would have made without them, as you can get a lot more leverage, and stability than not having them. Hope that helps
                  Sent from my iPad

                  Answered on 9/17/2013 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  They're okay. No quick release, but pretty easy to get in and out of. I do find them hard adjust to a comfortable position at times. I have a buddy that just uses the NRS can straps and that seems to work well as an alternative.

                  Answered on 9/17/2013 by Dan the Man from Coeur d'Alene, ID
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                  A:

                  No they do not. Most of the time if you flip, you will fall right out unless you have them adjusted really tight. Just adjust them so they are snug on your thighs, and if you need to bail out quickly, just drop your knees and you’ll pop right out of them.

                  Answered on 9/17/2013 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  Yes they do but you do come out of them if you fall over
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                  Answered on 9/17/2013 by leanne from Australia
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  They have simple cam strap connections just like NRS straps. Generally once
                  you have them set you wouldn't do much adjusting as you just simply put your
                  knee up under them and maybe tighten down depending on how much control you
                  like to have. Then just straighten your leg to get out of them. Hope that
                  helps.enjoy the rivers!

                  Answered on 9/18/2013 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  The straps don't have a quick release but they should be adjusted with
                  enough slack so that you slide out of them when you relax your legs. The
                  straps provide control through the tension you provide as you press your
                  inner thigh against them. I consider them absolutely necessary if you
                  want to control the boat in class 3 or above. Otherwise be prepared to
                  swim a lot. If you are worried about it, get in a pool or flat water with
                  a friend and practice flipping over, slipping out of the straps and getting
                  back in....the other alternative is...get a hard shell and learn how to
                  roll. Have fun

                  Answered on 9/18/2013 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  No quick release, but they are easy to get out of if you go upside down. They cinch down similar to a buckle. The straps are great, with them I'm able to roll my pack raft!
                  Sent from my iPhone

                  Answered on 9/18/2013 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  No you just have to adjust them loosely so if you flip they'll fall off. And don't wear river sandles as I just experience being caught up in them in a flip and got drug under boat through a rapid. Better off wearing smooth wet suit booties. Hope this is helpful.
                  Sue Oleary

                  Answered on 9/18/2013 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  You will find that if you need to be released you will and even when they don't release you you can slide out of them. They are most helpful when in big whitewater but if you haven't been thrown out of them in a flip, you can release your leg by simply moving them with your hand. I took myself out of my straps once while being sucked backwards into a reversal. In hindsight, I should have stayed in them so I could have been shot out of the hole with my boat. I have used several kinds of thigh straps and these NRS ones are the best.
                   
                  Luke 18:27
                  www.AngelDoveArt.com

                  Answered on 9/18/2013 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  Dude, It's just to easy. Straighten your legs and you are out of the straps.
                  John

                  Answered on 9/18/2013 by JohnT from Carthage NY
              • NRS Inflatable Kayak Thigh Straps

                Q:

                How about installing the NRS thigh straps through the drain holes in the NRS Bandit/Outlaw rather than attaching them higher on the side tubes as suggested in the installation diagram?
                Asked on 8/29/2013 by Canoestew

                3 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  They work okay through the drain holes. My first experience with thigh
                  straps. Not really impressed over all. Maybe they would feel more secure
                  if they were attached higher. Right now I am most secure sitting slightly
                  cross legged to poke me knees through the straps.
                  Eric Meyer
                  w***.****forwards to cell)
                  c***.****texts to email)

                  Answered on 8/29/2013 by Eric from SLC, UT
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  There is no reason why you shouldn't try using the drain holes. All I can think is that you might lose some of your leverage and control of the boat's roll axis.
                  Sent from my iPhone

                  Answered on 8/29/2013 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  That's what I did with my thigh straps. I own a non-NRS inflatable self-bailing kayak and threading the straps through the drain holes works perfectly. Enjoy. NRS makes awesome products.

                  Answered on 8/30/2013 by AKThom from Eagle River, Alaska
              • NRS Inflatable Kayak Thigh Straps

                Q:

                How much do they weigh?
                Asked on 7/18/2013 by jamesc from Willow, Alaska

                5 answers

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                  A:

                  6 ounces each? not enough to matter, dude.

                  Answered on 7/18/2013 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  They weigh very little...

                  Answered on 7/19/2013 by HIPPIE from Asheville, NC
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                  A:

                  They weigh almost nothing. The only part that has any weight at all
                  really is the cam buckles. And their small weight is a small price to
                  pay. I have broken every pair of Aire thigh straps I have ever had. I
                  now replace Aire straps immediately with these NRS straps.

                  Answered on 7/19/2013 by JohnT from Carthage NY
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  James, a pair weighs one pound.

                  Answered on 7/19/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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                  A:

                  They are fairly light, maybe a couple pounds total. Very well made and work very nicely.

                  Answered on 7/25/2013 by Anonymous
              • NRS Inflatable Kayak Thigh Straps

                Q:

                This is one pair, correct? 2 straps?
                Asked on 7/11/2013 by Monique from United States

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, Monique, it is a pair of straps.

                  Answered on 7/11/2013 by Clyde from NRS
              • NRS Inflatable Kayak Thigh Straps

                Q:

                This is one pair, correct? 2 straps?
                Asked on 7/4/2013 by Monique from United States

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes Monique, it is two straps.

                  Answered on 7/4/2013 by Clyde from NRS
              • NRS Inflatable Kayak Thigh Straps

                Q:

                Can these straps be attached to the loops in an Aire Tributary Solo, or do you have to mount D rings?
                Asked on 9/11/2012 by Ken from Colorado

                13 answers

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                  A:

                  I have a Tomcat & attach them to the loops. A friend of mine has a strike & does the same. Have been paddling with them for a couple of years and have had no problems.

                  Answered on 9/11/2012 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  They will mount directly to the straps in the floor of the Tomcat, or any other Aire IK for that matter. Thigh straps are helpful but good foot pegs (or a foam foot block) make them 100% more effective.

                  Answered on 9/11/2012 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  I have a strike 1 and did just that. I like them much better than the
                  stock AIRE straps! Super quick to install and adjust :)
                  Lee

                  Answered on 9/11/2012 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  I just ran them straight though the loops of my tomcat. Simple and reliable!

                  Answered on 9/11/2012 by Anonymous
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  They can be attached to the loops.

                  Answered on 9/11/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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                  A:

                  i believe they could be attached to a tirutary without the D rings but the D
                  rings might allow better placement.

                  Answered on 9/11/2012 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  Yes, but I recommend using carabiners to save on the wear and tear of your loops/straps. Actually, I put carabiners on all my loops. Much easier to lace webbing, hook other carabiners, etc... And, you will prolong the life of your loops.

                  Answered on 9/11/2012 by H-Loca from Tucson, AZ
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                  A:

                  No need for D rings on my Tributary 2 person kayak.They attach to the existing loops.
                   
                   
                   
                   

                  Answered on 9/11/2012 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  Loops through the floor holes works fine. the total strap length is a little short, so you have to choose the right holes...but if you do, D-rings not required...

                  Answered on 9/11/2012 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  I was able to use the existing D rings that the Aire seat attaches too for the thigh straps.
                  John from Albuquerque
                  Sent from my iPhone

                  Answered on 9/11/2012 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  The thigh straps are connected to the floor seat loops on the Tributary inflatable kayaks.  Mounting D-rings onto the IK would be an option, but is not necessary with the existing floor loops.
                  The thigh straps give the boater a lot of stability & control in the IK, a must have for any IK!
                  scott

                  Answered on 9/12/2012 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  If you have the Strike model the answer is yes, they will work without D rings. They will attach to the cargo tie down loops. I don't have a Tomcat single but my tandem and my LV both have cargo loops that thigh straps are attached to.
                  If you have cargo loops you are good to go.

                  Answered on 9/13/2012 by JohnT from Carthage NY
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                  A:

                  Yes they can be attached to the loops in Aire kayaks. I have the same pair and have them used them for two seasons. They work well. I have used them in class I-III rivers and creeks.

                  Answered on 9/15/2012 by Aireman IK 82 from Yuba City, CA
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